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The Mi.Mu Musical Glove

I’ve covered the Mi.Mu Glove in my other blog awhile back. Now Imogen Heap and her team have brought this device to Kickstarter. So here’s your chance to own your own Mi.Mu Musical Glove.
The Mi.Mu Glove is a revolutionary wearable MIDI controller that works based on your gesture. It’s literally future music material.

To back this device on kickstarter, go here.

Here’s what the Mi.Mu Glove can do.

Step Sequencing in Traktor, The Next Big Thing?

I really love the whole community based project development that’s been going on with the whole Native Instruments’ Traktor community. More and more people are developing things that push the limit and changes the way we use Traktor completely. The latest trend happening now is people building new controllers that turn Traktor’s remix deck into step sequencer.

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TouchAble 2 is coming!

Zero Debug recently announced the soon to be released TouchAble 2. TouchAble is an ipad apps built specifically for Ableton live. From this short video, it appeared that Touchable will be able to performed pretty much anything that Ableton PUSH can do and some more. The best thing is, it’s a free update for current TouchAble user (like my self) and it will be able to run even in the first gen iPad. Totally excited for this app.

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LiveControl 2 is available now

Liine the maker of Lemur for iPad recently release LiveControl 2. It’s basically a free download template for Lemur that will let you turn your iPad into something very similar to Ableton’s own PUSH. PUSH is awesome and you will never be able to beat real buttons and knob. But it will sets you back about $600. At $49.99, Lemur is pretty pricey for an apps. But looking at the functionality it’s a total bargain. If you have iPad and wants a PUSH like controller then Lemur with LiveControl 2 might worth a shot. For more info, head to Liine’s site.

Traktor Kontrol X1 MK2

Native Instruments recently announced their newest controller, the Traktor Kontrol X1 MK2. It looks pretty slick with the touchstrip that works similar with Pioneer’s CDJ-2000 Nexus strip. It’s gonna be out on August 1st and priced at $229.

d(–)b a New Modular DJ App for iPad

Supposedly, we are on the verge of new era where touchscreen technology becomes the vogue in DJ industry. Prior to this year, tablet DJ apps was never considered to be a serious thing. With recent announcement of Traktor DJ and now d(–)b, we have to start taking this things a bit more seriously. With more and more powerful tablets, eventually we will be able to ditch our laptop and DJ on tablet completely. d(–)b is brought to you by the people that created Touchable, a full on touch screen controller app for Ableton Live.

From the look of it, this app seems like a promising piece of software. At this moment, it lacks the sophisticated FX that Traktor can offer but eventually they will include some kind of FX. at $16.99, this software is a total bargain. The only draw back is just like Traktor DJ, it will only run on iPad 2 or later which is a bummer for me since I’m still using original iPad. Nonetheless, we’re about to enter a new and exciting era in DJ technology.

Feature set:

▪ Custom browser with access to the iTunes library.
▪ Ultra low-latency touchable waveform with spectrum color-coding.
▪ Comprehensive in-app editor lets you create your own interfaces with up to 6 decks – on one or several pages.
▪ Track analysis with automatic tempo and grid detection.
▪ Manually grid tracks if the detection is off.
▪ Stereo-Pre-Cueing:
-> multi-route audio to precue tracks in stereo. Works with any class-compliant audio device via USB and the iPad Camera
Connection Kit.
-> split output audio to do mono monitoring.
▪ 4 cue points per deck.
▪ 3 band EQ with kill switches.
▪ optional limiter with variable headroom
▪ EQ Snap and EQ “Magic Triangle”.
▪ Pitch coarse & fine faders for 10% / 1% pitch control.
▪ Loops from 1/64th to 8 bars.
▪ Loop roll while track keeps playing.
▪ Listen to the dry/wet monitor signal on headphones while recording the main stereo mix – without multi-route or split-audio!
▪ Wide range of settings make the app less restrictive, more customizable.

Imogen Heap performing with Musical Glove as Ableton Live controller

Imogen HEap is one of the few mainstream pop music that never shied away from technology. Story of Heap using exotic controller such as Monome are well documented. Now she steps up the game by using this cutting edge Musical Glove as her controller for Ableton Live. Just check it out because they are just awesome. If this is the future all I can say is WOW!